During the late stages of last season, I had the opportunity to try out the new Fulling Mill size 18 jig hook. In the past I have been a big fan of the FM Jig Force hooks, I have found them to be sharp, hold fish well and most importantly, not as prone to corrosion as some other brands! I have found other brand jig hooks can sometimes rust in the box after only a … Read More Fulling Mill Size 18 Jig Hook Review
The salmon fishing season is underway on several rivers now and many anglers, including myself, will be glad to get out for a cast again. Rivers in the North of Scotland such as the Helmsdale, Halladale, and Thurso are all open for business again as is the mighty River Tay. This gives anglers an opportunity to try out their new gear purchased during the off-season or to test out new flies that have left their … Read More Flies for Springers – Early Season Essentials
The Washing Line Method is a generic term used to describe a floating point fly (usually a Booby, Fab or Popper Hopper) with nymphs on the droppers; it allows the angler to fish multiple flies in the killing zone. It’s essential that you understand your tackle and flies and how slight changes in both can affect the depth you are fishing at, as it will allow you to increase your catch rate. Typically, this method … Read More Washing Line Method – Are you being strung out?
Stocked rainbow trout are often looked down upon by ‘purists’, but as an angler who enjoys all types of fly fishing, I love to head out to local still waters and test my skills against winter trout… Upon arriving at Barnsfold Water on a cold Saturday morning, there were several fly-fishers there already… all keen anglers and great to see them out on the water even though the weather was bitterly cold and really quite windy. … Read More Catching Stocked Rainbow Trout on Buzzers
My clients often note that my winter fly selection is small. A single box of around 100 grayling nymphs is the norm for my guiding sessions… I do this because I know that the patterns I have in my box are the right ones for where I guide. They are all proven catchers in different water types and conditions, and I know that if these flies aren’t working then very little else would. Below is … Read More A Fly Selection Fit For A Guide: 10 Must-Have Grayling Flies
Here’s a sneak preview of Davie McPhail’s latest video featuring our best-selling fly of 2017, the Blue Flash Damsel. We hope you enjoy it and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New year. Click to view the best selling Blue Flash Damsel or View our full fly range here. Last order details Our last posting dates for Christmas will fall in line with Royal Mail, please be sure to place your … Read More Davie McPhail ties the Fulling Mill 2017 best-selling Fly Pattern